Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League (PAL) “Youth Link” program provides youth who are at risk of entering or recidivating into the justice system with supportive services. In turn, these individuals can pursue higher education, careers, and mentorship. Youth Link targets young people ages 9 to 16 referred to PAL from the New York City Department of […]

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Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: New York Cares

New York Cares is the largest volunteer organization in New York City. The Reisenbach Foundation is proud to partner with them to provide “Career Preparation for Formerly Incarcerated Adults.” Once a person is released from prison, they typically have little or no work experience that can be transferrable to their new life. New York Cares […]

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Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: Foster Pride

  Foster Pride is a nonprofit focused on working with young people who are in the foster care system. Statistics on foster care are startling; 7 out of every 10 homeless people were in the foster system. Additionally, 68% of former foster children have been on food stamps. Foster Pride works to reduce this phenomenon. […]

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Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: Citizens Committee for New York City

Citizens Committee has been a partner of the Reisenbach Foundation since 1999. With their micro- grants of $500- $3,000, residents of New York City can have their neighborhood initiatives funded. Our Reisenbach Safety Grants help reduce and prevent crime in low income neighborhoods throughout New York City. Our support has gone towards projects such as […]

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Lauren Busch’s Summer in a Safe City

Lauren Busch is a New Yorker that loves Summer. An active member of our Trailblazer Committee, Lauren is a Global Marketing Analyst at BlackRock.  Working, volunteering and enjoying the sun are some of Lauren’s favorite things to do over the summer. Read more about Lauren and her ideal Summer in a Safe City below: What does […]

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Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: Crime Stoppers

The New York Police Foundation has been a partner with the Reisenbach Foundation for almost two decades. Their mission, is to provide the New York Police Department with the vital resources they need to do their necessary work. The Police Foundation raises funds for the Police Department through its network of donors. Funds go towards […]

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Summer in a Safe City Grantee Highlight: Fountain House- Hardest to Serve Initiative

It is not hard to see how homelessness has become a widespread issue throughout New York City. In response to this epidemic, the Reisenbach Foundation has partnered with Fountain House to target one of their most vulnerable populations: homeless individuals with serious mental illnesses.   The Hardest to Serve Initiative, focuses on homeless people who have […]

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Summer in a Safe City 2017 Campaign

Our Summer in a Safe City campaign is back–with an opportunity to double your gift! To contribute, please visit our CrowdRise page. Every dollar donated up to $5,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor. And, every dollar raised through this campaign will support our grantmaking across New York City! We hope you will join us as […]

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Our Summer 2017 Graduate Fellow: Rahel Tekola

We are proud to introduce our 2017 Graduate Fellow, Rahel Tekola. Rahel is currently a student at the Columbia University School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA), pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA). Prior to enrolling in graduate school, she worked in Dallas as the Chief of Staff to the CEO of an organization focusing on […]

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Child Abuse Prevention Program

We are proud to support the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) of New York Foundling! CAPP teaches elementary age children across NYC how to protect themselves from physical and sexual abuse. Their workshops take place in schools around the city, and provide real life examples that are easily understood to the children. Since 1986, they have educated more than […]

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